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Nonreactive forceps/tongs?

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I need some forceps or tongs that I can use to extract items from caustic solutions. E.g., pulling a circuit board from a etching solution, or something from an HCl bath.

 

They need to be pretty long, easily manipulated (i.e., closed and held closed) far from the tip, heat-tolerant, and reasonably non-reactive.

 

Any suggestions of what I can use and where I can get one?

 

Thanks!

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I'm thinking about 17-25cm, and with tips that can get a grip on odd shapes. What's a good non-reactive coating? Nickel? Teflon®? Maybe plastic 'tweezers' would do, if they're high-temp tolerant.. or hemostats..?

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Teflon (PTFE) is quite good for use with corrosive substance (I use piranha solution, for instance), though nickel plating also works well.

From the same supplier as above:

http://www.2spi.com/catalog/tweezers/blunt-tip.shtml

But you may want to check out other clean room suppliers, for instance. Alternatives are the "generic" lab suppliers as VWR or Fisher.

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